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May 18, 2009

CASE CCC IN THE NEWS

Skin Deep Confused by SPF? Take a Number
New York Times - May 13, 2009
"It captures the consumers' attention, the high SPF," said Dr. Elma D. Baron, an assistant professor of dermatology at Case Western Reserve University who ...

Health News Report: Aspirin Can Reduce Colorectal Cancer Risk
Health News Report - May 12, 2009
In today's New England Journal of Medicine, Sanford Markowitz, MD, PhD, writes an editorial... "Sandy and his research team have made great strides in colon cancer prevention," says Stanton Gerson, MD, Director of the Ireland Cancer Center...

Muscling up With Chemo-Resistant Stem Cells
Australian Life Scientist - May 11, 2009
... used in haematopoietic stem cell transplantation, a strategy primarily developed by Stan Gerson's lab at Case Western Reserve University in the US. ...


DR. MARK SMITH RECEIVES JACKSON AWARD

Congratulations to Dr. Mark Smith, who was recently presented the J. Bruce Jackson, MD Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring. The recognition honors outstanding advising and mentoring of undergraduate students. The Jackson Award celebrates those who have guided a student toward the discovery of academic and career paths; fostered the student's long-term personal development; challenged the student to reflect, explore and grow as an individual; and supported and/or facilitated the student's goals and life choices.

For more information, please click here.


AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (ASCO) ANNUAL MEETING PRESENTATIONS & POSTERS

The Cancer Center is attempting to track members who are part of the formal program or presenting a poster at the ASCO Annual Meeting, May 29 - June 2 in Orlando, Florida. Please send information to gillian.irwin@case.edu.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is currently accepting applications for mesothelioma research grant funding. The Foundation is again soliciting applications for funding of innovative projects that address issues for the treatment of the disease. Eligible projects may relate to benchwork, translational or clinical research, must not be presently funded or pending review, and may be conducted through any not-for-profit academic, medical or research institution, in the U.S. or abroad.

The award for any project will be for two years up to $50,000 per year. The Foundation will review and monitor the study's progress and results, requiring a ten month progress report, and a presentation and full progress report at the close of the second year. Funding will be continued for the second year only upon satisfactory progress obtained in the first year.

Deadline: August 15

For more information, please click here.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY– Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellowships

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation is accepting applications for Fellowship Awards. Candidates must apply for the fellowship under the guidance of a Sponsor – a scientist (tenured, tenuretrack or equivalent position) capable of providing mentorship to the Fellow. In addition to aiding in the planning, execution and supervision of the proposed research, the Sponsor's role is to foster the development of the Fellow's overall knowledge, technical and analytical skills, and capacity for scientific inquiry. The Sponsor is also expected to assist the Fellow in attaining his/her career goals. Awards are made to institutions for the support of the Fellow under direct supervision of the Sponsor. Candidates who have already accepted a postdoctoral research fellowship award are not eligible.

Applicants must have completed one or more of the following degrees or its equivalent: MD, PhD, MD/PhD, DDS, DVM. Applicants must include a copy of their diploma to confirm date of conferral. (If an applicant has not yet received his/her PhD diploma but has successfully completed all PhD requirements including PhD defense, he/she may submit a letter from the graduate school explicitly stating such, with the date of the PhD defense and date of degree conferral.)

Deadline: August 17

For details, please click here.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Race for the Place

Join The Gathering Place on Sunday, June 7, National Cancer Survivors Day, for the 9th Annual Race for the Place, a 5k run/walk and 1-mile walk. The race starts at 9:15 am at Beachwood Mall on the upper level parking lot between Dillards and Nordstrom with several pre-race activities beginning at 8:00 am. All proceeds from Race for the Place help keep programs and services free of charge for individuals and families touched by cancer.

For details and registration information, please click here.


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS– Fanconi Anemia Research Fund

The Fanconi Anemia Research Fund has released a Call for Abstracts for the 21st Annual Fanconi Anemia Research Fund Scientific Symposium, schedule for October 1-4, 2009 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, Maryland. Abstracts may be submitted online at http://www.fanconi.org May 11- June 19.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Drug Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics Retreat

Join your colleagues on Saturday, June 20 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Squire Valleevue Farm Sheep Barn for a broad scientific discussion of new drug targets, screening approaches, and examples of successful pathways towards clinical development.

Our goal is to develop a more cohesive scientific initiative in drug discovery leading to therapeutic development of new agents and combinations in cancer. The emphasis of the retreat will be on aligning our programmatic strengths in targets, disease-based research, study design and laboratory correlatives, and exploring potential new directions in drug discovery.

Anyone with a poster related to this theme is encouraged to present it at the retreat. Please let us know if you plan on bringing one so we can make arrangements.

Agenda will be released soon. Please RSVP to gillian.irwin@case.edu by Friday, June 5.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Pan Ohio Hope Ride Research Rally

On May 30, the American Cancer Society will be sponsoring the Pan Ohio Hope Ride Research Rally to celebrate the cancer research going on in the Cleveland area and to raise awareness of the Third Annual ACS Pan Ohio Hope Ride to be held July 30 - August 2.

The Research Rally will begin at 9:00 a.m. in front of the ACS Hope Lodge at 11432 Mayfield Rd. After a brief program, the riders will proceed down Euclid Avenue to Public Square and loop around back at the Hope Lodge.

Everyone in the local oncology community is encouraged to participate in the approximately 10-mile bike ride.

Anyone interested in participating should contact Paul Purdy, ACS Pan Ohio Staff, at Paul.purdy@cancer.org or 888-227-6446, ext. 1208. For more information, please click here.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– ACS Pan Ohio Hope Ride

The American Cancer Society's Pan Ohio Hope Ride is a bicycling tour that enables you to take an incredible bicycle journey and to support ACS Hope Lodges and other vital patient services. The Pan Ohio Hope Ride will take cyclists from Cleveland to Cincinnati in a four-day tour through Ohio's scenic countryside from July 30 - August 2. Challenge yourself to hit the road and make the road smoother for those battling cancer.

For more information, please click here.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS– Ohio Collaborative Conference on Bioinformatics (OCCBIO)

The fourth annual Ohio Collaborative Conference on Bioinformatics (OCCBIO) will be hosted by Case Western Reserve University on June 15-17. The conference provides an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of methods, research findings, and experiences. An important goal for the conference is to foster long-term collaborative relationships and networking opportunities within the domain of computational approaches to biology that benefit Ohio.

Poster Presentation Abstracts are due by May 11 for review by the OCCBIO '09 committee. All appropriate posters submitted will be accommodated.

For more information, please click here.

EVENTS

**All events are open to anyone interested in attending

May 18

Hematology/Oncology Research in Progress Seminar cancelled

Signaling in Cancer Symposium
9:00 am - 10:00 pm Wolstein Research Building
Brochure

Skeletal Research Center Special Seminar: CTTE- 2009 Keynote Lecture
Anthony Atala, MD
Professor and Chair, Urology
Director, Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Wake Forest University
Topic: Regenerative Medicine: New Approaches to Health Care
5:00 pm Clapp 108


May 19

Signaling in Cancer Symposium
9:00 am - 3:20 pm Wolstein Research Building
Brochure


May 20

Grand Rounds cancelled

Developmental Therapeutics Program Meeting cancelled


May 21

Taussig Cancer Institute Core Curriculum Series
Nooshin Hashemi, MD
Taussig Cancer Center
Cleveland Clinic
Topic Primary CNS Lymphoma
12:00 pm R3/002-003 Cleveland Clinic

Neurosciences Seminar
Sally Temple, PhD
Professor, Center for Neuropharmacology & Neuroscience
Albany Medical College and Wadsworth Center, New York Department of Health, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Topic: Hidden Gems – Uncovering Stem Cell Populations in the Adult Brain
12:10 pm BRB 105

Case CCC Faculty Candidate Seminar
Xingming Deng, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Medicine- Hem/Onc
University of Florida Shands Cancer Center
Topic: Bcl2 Family Members: Attractive Therapeutic Targets for Human Lung Cancer
1:00 pm WRB 3-136

Aging-Cancer Research Seminar
Todd McCallum, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychology
CWRU
Topic TBA
4:00 pm BRB 732


May 22

Taussig Cancer Institute Grand Rounds cancelled

Hematology/ Oncology Fellows Seminar
Lisa Arfons
Fellow, Div. of Hem/Onc
CWRU/ UH
Topic TBA
8:00 am Wearn 137

Case CCC Faculty Candidate Seminar
Xingming Deng, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Medicine- Hem/Onc
University of Florida Shands Cancer Center
Topic: Modulation of Bcl2 Family for Lung Cancer Treatment
11:30 am WRB 3-136

Cancer Center Seminar Series/ Blood Club
Hal Broxmeyer, PhD
Professor, Chairman & Scientific Director, Microbiology & Immunology
Walther Oncology Center
Indiana University
Topic: Mechanistic Insights into Enhancing Engraftment of Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cells
12:00 pm BRB 105

Prevention and Control Seminar
Siran Koroukian, PhD
Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
CWRU
Topic Resilience, Vulnerability, and Use of Necessary Care in Older Cancer Survivors
12:30 pm Wearn 137

more

For a complete listing of LRI seminars click here.


UPCOMING CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUMS & EVENTS

Ohio Collaborative Conference on Bioinformatics (OCCBIO)
June 15 - 17
CWRU campus
Details

Annual Breast Cancer Update: Highlights of the National Meetings
June 19
Marriott Cleveland East, Warrensville Heights
Brochure and Registration

Drug Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics Retreat
June 20
9:00 am - 2:00 pm Squire Valleevue Farm Sheep Barn
Details

ASCO Review
June 25
InterContinental Hotel
Details

Case CCC Scientific Retreat 2009
July 10-11
Bertram Inn & Conference Center, Aurora
Details to follow

Case CCC Scientific Series
October 8
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm WRB 1-413

**For more information on these symposiums, please contact Christine Rhoads.


ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SEMINARS & EVENTS

CTTE 2009 Short Course: Cell-Based Therapies & Tissue Engineering
May 18-21
Clapp and Millis Hall, CWRU Campus
Details

Center for Mind-Body Medicine CancerGuides® II
June 11 - 14
Washington, DC
Details

2nd Annual Business Education Course The Business of Regenerative Medicine: From Stem Cells to the Market Place
July 13-16
George S. Dively Building, CWRU Campus
Details

2009 caBIG® Annual Meeting: Solving Basic and Clinical Research Challenges in Cancer and Beyond
July 20 – 22
Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC
Details

ACS Pan Ohio Hope Ride
July 30 - August 2
Details

MSC2009: The Regenerative Medicine and Adult Stem Cell Therapy Conference
August 17-19
Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center
Details

ASCO Breast Cancer Symposium
October 8-10
San Francisco Marriott
San Francisco, CA
Details

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Clinical Trials Methodology Workshop
January 9 -15, 2010
Scottsdale, Arizona
Details



PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Breast Cancer Research Foundation-AACR Grants for Translational Breast Cancer Research
LOI Deadline: May 20

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Innovation in Clinical Research Award Competition
LOI Deadline: May 20
Proposal Deadline: July 8

PCRP Population-Based Idea Development Award
PCRP New Investigator Award
PCRP Health Disparity Research Award
PCRP Health Disparity Training Award
PCRP Physician Research Training Award
PCRP Prostate Cancer Training Award
Proposal Deadline: May 20

OCRP Ovarian Cancer Academy Award
Proposal Deadline: May 22

Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award
Pre-proposal Deadline: June 1

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Investigator-Initiated Research (IIR) Grants
Pre-Application Deadline: June 1
Full Application Deadline: July 31

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Career Catalyst Research (CCR) Grants
Pre-Application Deadline: June 1
Full Application Deadline: July 31

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Career Catalyst in Disparities Research (CCDR) Grants
Pre-Application Deadline: June 1
Full Application Deadline: July 31

Brain Tumor Funders' Collaborative
Deadline: June 15


BCRP Impact Awards
BCRP Multi-Team Awards
BCRP Era of Hope Scholar Awards
BCRP Innovator Awards
Application Deadline: June 17

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Innovation in Clinical Research Award Competition
Proposal Deadline: July 8

NCRR Competitive Revision Application
Deadline: July 10

DOD PCRP Prostate Cancer Pathology Resource Network Award
Pre-Application Deadline: July 15
Proposal Deadline: August 5

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Investigator-Initiated Research (IIR) Grants
Full Application Deadline: July 31

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Career Catalyst Research (CCR) Grants
Full Application Deadline: July 31

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Career Catalyst in Disparities Research (CCDR) Grants
Full Application Deadline: July 31

DOD PCRP Prostate Cancer Pathology Resource Network Award
Pre-Application Deadline: July 15
Proposal Deadline: August 5

AACR Scholar-in-Training Awards - Special Conferences
Deadline varies

NCI Short-Term Scientist Exchange Program
Deadline: Open

James S. McDonnell Foundation
Deadline: Open


NIH Bulletin – Notices and Funding Opportunities

Notice of Intent to Publish a Request for Applications for Research on the Biology of Estrogen Receptor Negative Breast Cancer in Various Racial & Ethnic Groups (NOT-CA-09-024)

NCI Announces Opportunity for Interested Investigators to Propose Candidate Biomarkers of Mesothelioma for Validation in a Unique Human Cohort and to Participate in a Working Group Meeting (NOT-CA-09-025)

Administrative Supplements to Promote Research Collaborations in AIDS-Associated Malignancies for Projects Currently Funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) (NOT-CA-09-026)

NCI-Supported R25 Cancer Education Grant Programs In Integrative Science (NOT-CA-09-027)

Produced by:
Gillian Irwin
11100 Euclid Avenue, Wearn 152
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-5065
216-844-8317 phone
216-844-7832 fax
gillian.irwin@case.edu

Janice Hassinger
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Cleveland, Ohio 44106-5065
216-844-1862 phone
216-844-7832 fax
janice.hassinger@uhhospitals.org

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